Challenge yourself to read more this summer by joining Boulder Public Library's Summer of Discovery

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A banner with outdoor-themed clipart that says, "June 1 - July 31, our connected world, Boulder Public Library 2022, Summer of Discovery."

The Summer of Discovery is back for the sixth year running and includes a reading challenge and dozens of events and activities for all ages. The community goal is to read two million minutes. Sign up now with the Beanstack app or in person at any library location. Everyone gets a free book and a can of Good Crisp potato crisps for signing up.

Summer of Discovery runs until July 31, and readers can participate in English or Spanish. Anything counts as reading, including magazines, audiobooks, and graphic novels. Be sure to track your reading and activities to collect your prizes by July 31, 2022.

Finish the challenge in your age group and get free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery and free entry either to a Boulder Parks and Recreation Facility or to Gateway Fun Park. In addition to the reading challenge, the library is hosting dozens of events and activities.

Here are programs you won't want to miss: 

Author Visit with Brian Pinkney — Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Main Library's Canyon Theater

Visit the Canyon Theater for a live presentation by bestselling author and illustrator Brian Pinkney. Registration is required.

Bicycle Rodeo with Boulder Police Officers — Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Meadows Library Branch, and Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Main Library

Learn about bicycle safety from Boulder Police Officers. Free bike helmets will be available for registered attendees. Registration is required.

Meet and Bleat: Goats at the Library — Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside the Meadows Library Branch

Say hello to the Growing Gardens' Goat Dairy's new goat kids while learning about agriculture and animal husbandry.

Mokomba Ensemble Performance — Saturday, June 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Bill Bower Park

Grab a blanket and bring the whole family to the park for an evening of West African drumming and dancing with Mokomba Ensemble.

Grace Lin Virtual Author Visit — Saturday, July 23, from 3 to 4 p.m. at multiple locations

Grace Lin, bestselling children's book author and illustrator, makes an exclusive visit by Zoom.

Encanto: Movie and Sing Along — Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Main Library's Canyon Theater

Watch Encanto on the big screen while creating crafts. After, enjoy a sno-cone from the human-powered 7-foot hamster wheel from Big Wheel Beverages. Registration is required.

Other events include dance classes, gardening, crafting, a visit by the Rocky Mountain Raptors, and more!

Join the challenge and register in advance on the library website.

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